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Recruitment Matters: July-August 2021

In this edition... 

  • Top story: Digital right to work checks must be made permanent
  • Umbrella companies and the new SEB Shazia Ejaz, Director of Campaigns at the REC, looks into them further
  • The View: Neil Carberry says staff shortages present opportunities as well as challenges
  • The big talking point: a perfect storm? 
  • The intelligence: is the five-day office week dead? 
  • Legal update: can a recruitment business sponsor EU national workers
  • Q&A with Tina McKenzie
  • What I know: Steve Ingham

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Candidate shortages present opportunities as well as challenges for recruiters, says Neil Carberry, REC Chief Executive 

As the economy has opened up over the past few months, it’s been great for the jobs market. Employer confidence has jumped, and hiring has followed. In May, permanent recruitment activity grew at the fastest pace we’ve ever seen, and that growth has continued. Vacancy and job advert numbers are rising as well. The labour market’s recovery is well underway, with a slower unlocking tempering, not stopping, this trend.

See the full article in the latest edition of Recruitment Matters